Garden industry survey launch from the Australian Garden Council

21 July, 2023


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As part of the Australian Garden Council’s (AGC) federal grant with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), we have been working on a survey to determine the state of play with careers and learning in the garden industry.

An important industry growth sector, gardening and horticulture play a huge role in greening sprawling urban environments, cooling the built environment, combating climate change, supporting biodiversity, and promoting wellbeing and positive mental health.

With an experienced board of directors, in conjunction with other gardening and horticulture professionals, four short, online surveys were developed through research and strategising. We want to learn why people work in gardening, what inspires them to join the industry (and stay!) and why they may leave the industry. Our goal is to offer the industry advice from those with the lived experience of what it is actually like in the contemporary gardening industry.

We would like to hear from:

  • People thinking about a career in gardening
  • New gardeners or students (3 years or less involvement)
  • People in gardening – for more than 3 years
  • Leavers – people who have left the industry

The outcomes will be published publicly, to help hone in on future research opportunities and make recommendations to further benefit the industry as a whole, whether that be new entrants to the industry, or those with long-term experience.

To take part in the survey, please click on the link below and feel free to forward on to others who may be interested. All responses are anonymous.

All participants will also have the opportunity to go into the draw to win a 12 month Platinum Garden Clinic Club membership and one of five short courses or one of 10 e-books from ACS Distance Education.

For further information or access to our media kit please contact our project administrator Nicole Evangelidis |

The Australian Garden Council was formed with the priorities of:

  • Improving and increasing gardening engagement and participation, for teenage Australians
  • Promoting international garden tourism
  • Supporting local communities to engage with gardening for the betterment of their health and welfare
  • To act as an umbrella organisation connecting the many diverse groups in the gardening industry and
  • community

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